This is one of my favourite ways to flavour a side of salmon. Full of Asian flavours it has a wonderful sweet tangy flavour. Serve with pickled ginger and steamed greens for a simple, healthy dish.

Asian Baked Salmon

Overview

Serves 4

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes

 

What’s Good About It?

Salmon is an oily fish rich in omega 3 fats known for their anti-inflammatory and heart healthy benefits. It is also a great source of easy to digest protein providing all the essential amino acids the body needs.

 

  1. Preheat the oven to 200C, gas mark 6.
  2. Make up the marinade – simply whisk all the ingredients together in a bowl.
  3. Place the salmon in a shallow baking tray lined with baking parchment. Pour over the marinade and ideally allow to marinate for 30 minutes.
  4. Cover the salmon with baking parchment and then cover the whole tray with foil.
  5. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes, half way through baste with some of the marinade.
  6. Remove the foil and parchment and place the salmon under a grill for 2-3 minutes to brown the top.
  7. Serve with the warm marinade poured over the top and accompany with pickled ginger and lemon wedges

 

 

 

Open the foil parcel and grill for 2-3 minutes to crisp up the skin.  Any remaining marinade you can place in a small pan and simmer until syrupy.  Strain through a sieve and use to drizzle over the cooked salmon

Did You Know?

You can use this marinade over chicken breasts or individual fillets of salmon

1 slide of wild salmon

Marinade

110ml tamari soy sauce

110ml rice wine vinegar

1tsp crushed garlic

2 spring onions, chopped

1tsp chopped ginger

2tbsp honey, maple syrup

3 star anise

Fresh coriander leaves to garnish

Pickled sushi ginger to serve

Lemon wedges to garnish